Sporting CP Want To Sign Joao Mario Permanently From Inter, Italian Media Confirm
Sporting CP wish to sign on-loan Joao Mario on a permanent basis from Inter, according to an Italian media report.
As per CalcioMercato.com, the Liga NOS leaders want to keep the midfielder at the club with him having had a very positive season and they are ready to hand him a four-year contract.
In recent weeks there has been talk that an offer has already been made to Inter but it was rejected by the Nerazzurri, with whom Joao Mario is under contract with until the end of next season.
Joao Mario joined Inter in a big-money deal from Sporting CP in the summer of 2016 but things have not panned out as expected for him in Milan, with him now on his third loan spell away from the club.
In his loan spell with Sporting CP, the UEFA Euro 2016 winner has made 25 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored two goals and provided as many assists for his teammates.